Author Archives: Tristan Bridges

Pop Music, Rape Culture, and the Sexualization of Blurred Lines

By Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe Originally posted at Feminist Reflections Robin Thicke’s song, “Blurred Lines,” achieved international recognition in 2013. But the lyrics were also heavily criticized as promoting sexual violence by celebrating “blurred lines” around sexual consent. Indeed, … Continue reading

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How We Ask about Gender and Sexuality Matters More Than You Think

[This is part of a two-post series on a recent study assessing the reliability of existing survey data on the size of the LGBT population and the state of sexual prejudice.  This post deals primarily with the first of these … Continue reading

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The Sad Demise, Glorious Triumph, and Mysterious Disappearance of the Gayborhood?*

   Cross-posted at Inequality by (Interior) Design   This post is part of a series of posts I’ve written on sexuality and space, specifically addressing issues of where LGBT populations live and why.  See “Can Living in the City Make you … Continue reading

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On Queering Parenting and Gender-Neutrality

by: D’Lane Compton and Tristan Bridges –Cross-posted at Inequality by (Interior) Design and Your Queer Prof Becoming a parent is fascinating, but becoming a parent who studies gender and sexuality, and—for one of us—identifies as queer… well let’s just say … Continue reading

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Can Living in the City Make you Gay?

Cross-posted at Inequality by (Interior) Design Gallup recently published results from a new question garnering a nationally representative sample of more than 120,000 Americans: “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?”  The results come out of interviews … Continue reading

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Toward a Sociology of “Grindr”

–Cross-posted at Inequality by (Interior) Design Apps like Grindr have really changed the ways gay men can interact in public.  I’ve heard Grindr described in different ways, but it—and apps like it—are often talked about as “gay GPS.”  They’ll tell … Continue reading

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Glitter-Bombing: Tactical Frivolity or a Frivolous Tactic?

The first time I remember glitter being used as an educational tool, I was in elementary school.  All of the first through third graders were gathered in the auditorium.  At the front of the room, an adult shouted for everyone … Continue reading

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